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Chike and the River
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First edition
Author Chinua Achebe
Country Nigeria
Language English
Genre Fiction
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 64 pp

Chike and the River is a children's story by Chinua Achebe. It was first published in 1966 by Cambridge University Press, with illustrations by Prue Theobalds, and was the first of several children's stories Achebe would write. The latest reprint has a cover design by Victor Ekpuk.


It is the story of a Nigerian boy called Chike who leaves his village, Umuofia, to go and stay with his uncle in the big city of Onitsha.

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